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Bali to welcome first international tourist flight amid cautious reopening

Known for its browsing, temples, waterfalls and nightlife, Bali drew 6.2 million overseas guests in 2019, the yr earlier than COVID-19 struck. The whole nation recorded simply 1.6 million overseas guests final yr, down 61.57 per cent from 2020.

However, Indonesia is sustaining a lot stricter quarantine necessities than Southeast Asian neighbours Thailand, which resumed quarantine-free entry for vaccinated guests from Tuesday and the Philippines, which is able to do the identical from Feb 10.

Vaccinated vacationers to Bali should quarantine between 5 and 7 days at resorts or on vessels offshore.

Bali’s sluggish reopening comes as Indonesia has been seeing a gradual enhance in COVID-19 circumstances, primarily pushed by the Omicron variant. The nation on Wednesday reported practically 18,000 infections, the best tally since August.

Singapore Airlines mentioned final week it could resume flights to Bali from Singapore beginning on Feb 16.

Garuda additionally mentioned on Wednesday it had began a cargo flight from Bali to Japan, carrying 17 tonnes of products together with tuna fish. Most Asian airways have relied closely on cargo income in the course of the pandemic due to low passenger numbers.

Last week, Indonesia opened two islands shut to Singapore to guests from the city-state, although guests are confined to particular resort areas.

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